Definition of accrescent in English:

accrescent

adjective

  • 1That grows or increases continuously or by accretion; ever increasing.

  • 2Botany
    Botany. Continuing to grow; growing larger after flowering; specifically designating parts of a flower which normally fall off or wither after fertilization but instead continue growing.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Samuel Hill (?1649–1716), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist. From classical Latin accrēscent-, accrēscēns, present participle of accrēscere accresce.

Pronunciation:

accrescent

/əˈkrɛsnt/